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Dear friends

Our community is more suffering than you can imagine, women are there, some of them say, we have right, how and when; these are questions I use to meet as you know that I have performances of theaters five time in a month. One day when we were doing our performance, we came to realize that some women are crying, we asked after what wrong with them; they replied that when performing we were telling their stories. Women are being marginalized and they are facing each kind violence, and what is a pity for them , there those who don’t have enough education even there are other who suffer and they have enough education , imagine a woman who has a good job and when she is paid she give money to the husband , the one to give the wife any amount and after use the money the way he want, going out with others women , get drunk and so on and some time he don’t remember that children need to go to school. That good rights are there but, doing such things are from the heart, what can we do, try to help me by answer those questions, others came to me and telling me that their husbands because treated them badly because they have no income, and their have other women to prepare them food while those are staving and these are the great number of women we come across. Think how to help two categories, thank you!


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The power of theater and drama is so visible and practical as it brings out the issues to the fore. your story has inspired me because these are the questions we come across everyday in the fight against gender based violence. a number of women feel helpless and dont know how to make use of right and apply them to their daily lives of constant abuse.
My take on the first category would be that the rights at our disporsal as women are here to empower us, that is the instrument to use in our favor in such time of gender based violence. a husband taking the wife's salary is a case on its own based on the rights that case can be taken to court. that is why it is so important to bring out the solutions in theater..for example the plays can show a women going through court to fight such violations of rights as husbands unlawfully taking their wives salaries.

PS: can anyone help me, ive registered but i havent received the confirmation email with more instructions?

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Voices of Our Future Application Process

Hi Khabo,

Are you trying to register for the Voices of Our Future application process? Did you check the box next to "Join Voices of Our Future Applicants" during registration? If not, you can join by going to the Voices of Our Future Applicants Group ( and clicking on "Join this group." Then, continue diving into PulseWire and we will begin the formal portion of the application process on March 15th. If you have still not received a confirmation email, please let me know!

Best wishes,


JaniceW's picture

Have you seen this?

Charlotte, Ashoka’s Changemakers, in partnership with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, are accepting applications for the online competition "Champions of Quality Education in Africa". They are looking to innovative teachers, administrators, professional networks and education organizations in Africa to find promising practices that improve learning at the local, district, and national levels.

I think your theatre progam would be a great candidate for this competition. Entries due June 3rd. Best wishes,

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